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- U.S. foreign policy : The foreign relations and diplomacy of the United States since 1775.
- Taliban : Salafist Islamic militia, governing Afghanistan 1996–2001; still fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- Taliban in Pakistan : Activities of the Taliban movement to take political control of parts of Pakistan, rather than using Pakistan as a sanctuary to operate in Afghanistan
- Counterinsurgency : Theory and practice of defeating insurgency without creating even more local resistance or strategic failures
- Al-Qaeda : International islamist terrorist network. Responsible for the 9-11 attack and other terrorist attacks.
- Afghan Security Forces : Military, police and intelligence forces under the command of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as well as cooperating traditional local units
- 2009 Afghanistan presidential election : Conducted 20 August 2009, with reasonable security against attacks, substantial fraud, and mixed but significant turnout; Abdullah Abdullah declined to participate in a runoff with Hamid Karzai, who was therefore reelected
- Karl Eikenberry : U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan as of 29 April 2009, having retired as a lieutenant general, United States Army, and deputy head of the NATO Military Committee on the 28th
- Stanley McChrystal : General, United States Army; senior Western military officer in Afghanistan, commanding the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan; professional background in special operations including heading the Joint Special Operations Command and 75th Ranger Regiment; previously Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
- David McKiernan : A U.S Army General who was relieved early of command of the International Security Assistance Force, NATO's headquarters in Afghanistan; he commanded the ground forces in the Iraq War and is an armored combat specialist, as opposed to his replacement, GEN Stanley McChrystal, a special operations officer
- John Brennan : Counterterrorism and intelligence adviser to President Barack Obama
- E. Anthony Wayne : U.S. Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs in the U.S. Mission to Afghanistan, ranked as Assistant Ambassador; former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs
- Chris Kolenda : Add brief definition or description Director/coordinator, Strategic Assessment Group
- Daniel Pick : Colonel, United States Army; a Military Intelligence officer and adviser to GEN Stanley McChrystal, senior U.S. and NATO military commander in the Afghanistan War (2001-); Foreign Area Officer for the Near East
- Sarah Chayes : Originally a historian, then a journalist who covered conflicts worldwide including the Afghanistan War (2001-), she left reporting to work on reconstruction in Afghanistan; she was on the Strategic Assessment Group advising the new commander in Afghanistan, GEN Stanley McChrystal
- Frederick Kagan : A Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a member of the Strategic Assessments Group to GEN Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan; former professor of history at the United States Military Academy; involved in planning the "Surge" in the Iraq War; academic adviser, Center for Security Policy; son of Donald Kagan and brother of Robert Kagan, prominent neoconservatives; spouse of Kimberly Kagan
- Kimberly Kagan : Military historian, president of the Institute for the Study of War; member of the Strategic Assessment Group for GEN Stanley McChrystal in developing new doctrine for the Afghanistan War (2001-); adviser to Multi-National Force-Iraq; spouse of Frederick Kagan
- Anthony Cordesman : Center for Strategic and International Studies; Board of Editors, Middle East Quarterly
- Stephen Biddle : Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations; member GEN Stanley McChrystal's Strategic Assessment Group for the Afghanistan War (2001-); former faculty, U.S. Army War College
- Andrew Exum : A Fellow with the Center for a New American Security, who has done fieldwork in Lebanon, served as a U.S. Army infantry officer in Afghanistan and Iraq, and worked in evaluation for United States Central Command
- Jeremy Shapiro : Director of Research and Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution; member of GEN Stanley McChrystal's Afghanistan Strategic Assessment Group; formerly with the RAND Corporation
- Terry Kelly : RAND Corporation defense analyst, a member of GEN Stanley McChrystal's Strategic Assessment Group for the Afghanistan War (2001-); involved in Iraq reconstruction both with the U.S. Mission to Iraq and the Coalition Provisional Authority; U.S. Army officer
- Catherine Dale : Add brief definition or description the Congressional Research Service
- Etienne de Durand : Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI); strategic assessment team for GEN Stanley McChrystal in the Afghanistan War (2001-) the Institut Français des Relations Internationales in Paris
- Luis Peral : Add brief definition or description European Union's Institute for Strategic Studies
- Whitney Kassel : Add brief definition or description Office of the United States Secretary of Defense
- Aaron Prupas : Add brief definition or description United States Central Command
- Zalmay Khalizad : Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Afghanistan, and Iraq; Counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- Hamid Karzai : President of Afghanistan, who took interim office in 2002, was reelected to a full five-year term in 2004, and gained another term after a disputed election in August 2009; Pashtun of the Durrani tribe
- Abdullah Abdullah : Candidate in the 2009 Afghanistan presidential election; former Foreign Minister; ophthalmologist; half Tajik and half Pashtun but tends to be regarded as Tajik
- Kai Eide : Norwegian diplomat; former UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA); previously represented Norway in NATO, OSCE, and CSCE